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A deserted street ahead of Muharram

Srinagar tense ahead of Muharram test as lockdown, pellets leave residents fuming

Srinagar residents plan processions on Muharram despite security clampdown, say it's unfair to stop followers from observing festival that holds deep meaning for them.
The Muharram procession underway. | Photo: Azaan Javaid | ThePrint

Kashmir photojournalist hit with pellets, 3 others hurt while covering Muharram procession

The alleged assault took place around 2pm Saturday at Hasanabad locality in Srinagar, which has a predominantly Shia population.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the event | @BJP4India/Twitter

PM website calls period of mourning ‘Ashara’ as ‘Ashara Mubarak’ & Shias are not happy

Several Muslims have taken objection to the PM's website using the word ‘Mubaraka’ for a period of mourning.
Chinese officials in Pakistan

Will China bail out a broke Pak or is IMF the last resort?

Here's what's happening across the border: Sindh government restricts movement of hardline religious scholars ahead of Muharram; a Pakistani V-blogger is captivating YouTube users with his recipes. 

On Camera

Social sciences

Covid-19 put brake to academic activity, but digital libraries can ensure continuity

Covid-19 has paced up the transition to distance learning. While institutes are racing to shift courses online, students are engaging en masse with e-books.

Can India balance its domestic pharma needs and also be a global player in Covid-19 fight?

India has lifted the ban on the export of 24 pharmaceutical ingredients, including anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine.

Defence

A picture of items found on the dead terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Keran sector. | Photo: By special arrangement

Masala tikka-flavoured snacks to AK-47s: What 5 slain Lashkar terrorists brought from Pakistan

Indian Army calls Pakistan's complicity in aiding and abetting infiltration, especially at a time when the world is fighting coronavirus, 'reprehensible'.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.